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09/08/2003  4:55 PM ET
Toronto's Halladay named American League Pepsi Player of the Week

Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Roy Halladay, whose back-to-back complete game victories included a 10-inning shutout on Saturday, was named the American League Pepsi Player of the Week for the period of September 1-7.

Halladay was 2-0 with a 0.47 ERA last week, allowing just seven hits and two walks, while striking out 15 batters in 19.0 innings. This past Saturday, in a 1-0 win over Detroit, he pitched the first extra-inning shutout since Jack Morris in Game Seven of the 1991 World Series. After losing a no-hitter with two outs in the eighth inning, the Toronto ace went through the tenth inning and finished with a three-hitter, his first shutout of the season. It marked the most innings pitched by a starter in the regular season since Oakland's Dave Stewart went 11 innings in 1990. Earlier in the week, the two-time AL All-Star limited the visiting New York Yankees to four hits and one run in an 8-1 win. Halladay is tied for the Major League lead in wins with a 19-6 record and leads baseball with 234.0 innings pitched.

Other candidates for the weekly award were Cleveland's Ben Broussard (.435, 8 RBI, AL highs with 7 runs, 4 HR, and 1.087 slugging); Baltimore's Brian Roberts (.448, AL-best 13 hits, 4 RBI); Paul Konerko (.500, 3 HR, 8 RBI) of the White Sox; Kansas City's Aaron Guiel (.400, 2 HR, 3 RBI) and Ken Harvey (.400, 3 HR, 8 RBI); and Bostons Trot Nixon (.400, 2 HR, 7 RBI).

Pitchers on the ballot included Rodrigo Lopez (1-0, seven-hit shutout) of the Orioles; Brian Anderson (1-0, seven-hit shutout) of the Royals; and Tampa Bay's Jorge Sosa and Doug Waechter. The 22-year-old Waechter became the first Devil Ray to throw a shutout in his first Major League start as he two-hit Seattle on Wednesday, while Sosa blanked the Mariners in a 1-0 victory on Thursday. It was the first time that Tampa Bay pitchers threw shutouts in two consecutive starts in the franchises six-year history.

Halladay will receive a Tourneau luxury Swiss timepiece as the AL Pepsi Player of the Week.

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